Bring EEG Testing to the Sports Field to Assess for Concussions
The CDC estimates, 1.6-3.8 m sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. Generally, concussions are not life-threatening through multiple factors including age, severity of concussion and past concussion history do effect recovery. Subsequent concussions, prior to full injury recovery may lead to increased severity in brain injury.
A study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - Virtual Education Experience determined that despite increased awareness of concussions in high school athletics and traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws the incidence continues to rise. Analysis of injury data from 2015 to 2017 is the latest to be reported in a 13-year study to evaluate the trends in reported concussion proportions and rates across nine high school sports.1
Regular EEG-monitoring identifies those who have recently experienced a concussion with an accuracy of 99.5%. Although the difference between a concussed and normal brain can be captured months or years post-injury, it is important to identify the injury as early as possible to manage the injury and prevent any premature return to contact sport with the risk of another concussion incident before recovery. 2
Imagine having the ability to conduct a rapid EEG test on the sports field, especially in contact sports where there’s a greater risk of experiencing a concussion. NeuroCapTM and NeuroEEGTM can be used in combination to quickly assess suspected concussions and brain injuries occurring on the sports field in high school athletes to professionals. Studies show it is much better to assess the patient sooner rather than later. Brain Scientific’s tools offer this solution.
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